Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Exhibition : Helsinki Stock Exchange 100 Years

My apologies for this very late notice, I found out about it only yesterday, 
but I still wanted to post this topic on the blog.

Until 1 September 2013, only a few more days left, the Bank of Finland Museum presents the 100 year history of the Helsinki Stock Exchange in a seasonal exhibition. On display are
  • original documents related to the history of the stock exchange
  • a nice collection of share certificates from Finnish companies

Yhtyneet Paperitehtaat Osakeyhtiö, share from 1920
English: United Paper Mills Ltd
source: Bank of Finland Museum
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Practical info :
  • location :  Snellmaninkatu 2, Helsinki, Finland, see here 
  • duration : 29 January 2013 -  1 September 2013
  • opening hours : Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 - 17:00, Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:00, closed on Mondays.
  • no entrance fee
  • Guided tours are available in Finnish, Swedish and English and are also free of charge

Further reference :


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Raab/Kürle - Auction 58

This scripophily auction contains 1189 lots.

Société Anonyme des
Bains de Mer et du Cercle des Etrangers à Monaco

  • Date: September 7, 2013
  • Place: Gelnhausen, Germany
  • More info: see here 


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Poll Results - women versus men in scripophily - part 2 Preferences

In part 2 of the poll's review we will have a look at the preferences that men and women have when they collect old bonds and shares. Do men and women show different preferences, or are these rather similar ?

original size of detail : about 1 cm x 1 cm
scan resolution : 300 dpi
no scaling

In part 1 you could read that 36 persons, including 33 men and 3 women, have answered more than twenty questions. Ten questions queried the participants about their preferences. The following five preferences were compared in pairs :
  • Scarcity
  • Beauty
  • A Good Bargain
  • Collection Completeness
  • Historical Significance

This resulted into ten possible combinations : scarcity-beauty, scarcity-a good bargain, et cetera . For each combination the participant was asked to choose between one of both, in other words which one he preferred. Let us no longer beat around the bush and have a quick look at their answers.

Scarcity versus Beauty
If you had to choose between Scarcity or Beauty, what would you choose ? Apparently the men prefer Scarcity above Beauty. Two of our three female participants prefer Beauty. But with a difference of only one female vote, on a total of three, it is not obvious to decide that the women in general prefer Beauty over Scarcity. So no clear conclusion can be made that applies to both genders.

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Beauty versus A Good Bargain
If you are looking for a good bargain, then you will make a better investment. At least that is what you think.  Results :
  • men : Needless to say, this is a difficult choice. Men equally prefer both. 
  • women : There is no clear outcome; two of our three female participants prefer Beauty, unfortunately the number of participants is too small to decide that Beauty is preferred over A Good Bargain.

Collection Completeness versus Beauty
Not much doubt here, men mostly prefer Collection Completeness over Beauty. No clear and unambiguous outcome here as well for the women.